North Korea has issued toughest ever threats against Japan and US for supporting recent UN sanctions resolution against Pyongyang. State agency Korea-Pacific Peace Committee (KPPC) has on Wednesday threatened to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce US to “ashes and darkness”. It also called for dismantling of UN Security Council describing it as “a tool of evil”.
According to the official news agency KCNA Watch, the spokesman of KPPC, which handles the North Korea’s external ties and propaganda, singled out Japan for “dancing to the tune” of the US saying it should never be pardoned for not offering a sincere apology for its “never-to-be-cordoned crimes against our people.”
The North Korean spokesman further said, “The four islands of the archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche. Japan is no longer needed to exist near us.”
Juche is Pyongyang’s official state ideology described as Kim II-Sung’s “original, brilliant and revolutionary contribution to national and international thought”. It is viewed as variant of Marxism-Leninism until it became distinctly “Korean” in character. President ruler Kim Jong Un is the son of Kim II-Sung.
The United Nations Security Council has, on Monday, voted unanimously on a US drafted resolution imposing new round of sanctions banning North Korea’s textile exports, the second largest only to coal mineral and capping fuel supplies.
The North Korean statement says, “The army and people of DPRK are unanimously demanding that the Yankees (an insulting term used for Americans), chief culprit in cooking up the “sanction resolution”, be “beaten to death as a stick is fit for a rabid dog.”
It further says, “There is a limit to patience. Now is the time to “annihilate the US imperialist aggressors”. Let us reduce the US mainland into “ashes and darkness”, let’s vent our spite with mobilization means which have been prepared till now. These are the voices of the Korean army and people, the statement added.
The Pyongyang based agency, while recalling Japanese role in the region, says, “The behaviour of Japs, sworn enemy of the Korean nation, are enraging us. The wicked Japs should not be pardoned.” It says that “A telling blow should be dealt to them who have ‘not yet come to senses’ after the launch of our ICBM over the Japanese archipelago.”
Japs is an English abbreviation for Japanese which became derogatory during and after World War II. Japanese and Americans have come to find it extremely offensive, even when used as an abbreviation.
On August 29 North Korea had fired a missile flying over Japan causing nervousness in Japan’s northern Hokkaido island residents. The people were advised to evacuate and take shelter in basements of sturdy buildings. The missile broke into three pieces at about 1,180 kms off the Japanese coast.
The North Korean statement also criticised Seoul saying, “The south Korean puppet forces are ‘traitors and dogs’ of the U.S. as they call for harsher “sanctions” on the fellow countrymen. The group of pro-American traitors should be severely punished and wiped out with fire attack so that they could no longer survive. Only then, the entire Korean nation can thrive in a reunified territory to be proud of in the world.”
The Korean conflict is based on the division, occurred at the end of World War II in 1945, between Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the north and Republic of Korea in the south, both of which claim to be the government of the whole country.
Pyongyang also severely criticised UN Security Council saying, “ It moves on the instruction of the US, and it is a tool of evil which does not ensure the global peace and security but ruthlessly wrecks them on the contrary. It is painful to see the behaviour of big powers and money bribed countries which voted for anti-DPRK sanctions, disregarding justice, moral sense and conscience.”
It further says “the UNSC is made up of those unprincipled countries and, accordingly, such useless tool should be disbanded at once.”
North Korea and US are at the loggerheads for last several months. The US President Donald Trump’s “fire and fury like the world has never seen” statement in August was recently met by North Korea’s foreign ministry threatening to cause US the greatest “pain and suffering it had never gone through in its entire history”.
The ongoing conflict is caused because of North Korea’s repeated test fires of Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) and recent sixth nuclear test, which is considered to be the biggest in the recent history.